Batman Beyond --- or as it was called on my side of the Atlantic, Batman of the Future --- has such a strong fanbase that it's no surprise that it's become a staple of DC's publishing slate since its revival in comics form.

DC has provided us with an exclusive first look at Batman Beyond #5 by Dan Jurgens, Bernard Chang, Marcelo Maiolo, and Travis Lanham, which sees Terry McGinnis learning all sorts of secrets as he prepares for his final clash with the villainous Terminal.

While Terry might think that his mentor Bruce Wayne died fighting Brother Eye's cyborgs, he's about to learn that death in superhero universes isn't quite that permanent. It's a good lesson to learn, considering that elsewhere his enemies are conspiring to resurrect the 21st century Joker!

Check out the preview below:

 

Dan Jurgens, Bernard Chang, Marcelo Maiolo and Travis Lanham / DC Comics
Dan Jurgens, Bernard Chang, Marcelo Maiolo and Travis Lanham / DC Comics
Dan Jurgens, Bernard Chang, Marcelo Maiolo and Travis Lanham / DC Comics
Dan Jurgens, Bernard Chang, Marcelo Maiolo and Travis Lanham / DC Comics
Dan Jurgens, Bernard Chang, Marcelo Maiolo and Travis Lanham / DC Comics
Nick Bradshaw & Alex Sinclair / DC Comics

 

Here's the full solicitation information:

BATMAN BEYOND #5
Written by DAN JURGENS • Art and cover by BERNARD CHANG • Variant cover by MARTIN ANSIN
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“ESCAPING THE GRAVE” finale! Batman and Terminal face off for the last time as secrets are revealed that will affect Terry McGinnis forever! Now all that remains is to shut down Terminal’s plans for ruling Gotham City and save his friend Dana. But doing both of those things may not be possible, and that will leave Terry having to make a deadly choice!
On sale FEBRUARY 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T